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So Long, Dr. Cash

By January 12, 2013

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The unified school board announced this week that Dr. Kriner Cash had submitted his resignation as superintendent of the Memphis City Schools. For now, this leaves Shelby County Schools superintendent, John Aitken as the top dog in the unified district. Of course, Dr. Cash was on his way out, anyway, as the board voted previously not to renew his contract in July.

Still, though, it seems that his resignation will be profitable for him. He will stay on as a consultant through July. At that point, he will receive severance pay of six months' salary plus moving expenses of $17,000.

Based on the buzz around town, it doesn't seem like too many people are sad to see Dr. Cash go. He does, however, have supporters who cite the graduation rate and ACT score increases as a testament to his effective leadership. Either way, I'd like to know what you think. Is Dr. Cash's resignation a good thing or a bad thing for the school system? Vote in the poll below and let me know.


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